Team & Partners
____________Artistic R.E.A.Ch. team
I am a researcher in dance exploring the intimate poetry of knowing, thinking, and feeling bodies and the aesthetics of the mis-/ understandings between them. My oeuvre investigates the instant of movement interpretation through a self-developed somatic dance practice that focuses on the nervous systems and embodied cognition of live performers. This experiential practice is named ‘Nervous Systems’. It develops new techniques for reactivity and sensitivity through collaborative artistic research that interweaves dance, sound and software engineering, and graphic design.
Maarten Buyl, is close collaborator with Devos since 2006. Buyl studied electronic music and music technology at the Conservatories of Brussels and Antwerp and was subsequently attached to the Vrije Universiteit and Royal Conservatory of Brussels as an artistic researcher. He is sound engineer at Opera/Ballet Flanders and researcher affiliated with ChampdAction.
Justine Debaene, Brussels-based graphic designer graduating at ERG (Ecole Récherche Graphique). In collaboration with R.E.A.Ch., she researches representation of movement and dance for electronic scores and installations.
Quentin Meurisse, software engineer and musician affiliated with R.E.A.Ch. Meurisse is pianist and experimental composer affiliated with Eramaa Trio and Ictus Ensemble. He is pedagogues in live-electronics and experimental composition at the School of Arts, Conservatoire Gent.
____________R.E.A.Ch. focus group
A group of advising artists and theorists that actively engage with the research by sharing practices and feedback in dialogues. The focus group are Heike Langsdorf (Radical Hope), Jan Martens (GRIP), Marc Vanrunxt (Kunst/Werk), Anouk Llaurens (dance), Serge Verstockt (ChampdAction), Tom Van der Borght (TVDB), …
____________Ph.D. research committee
Chair: Prof. Kyoko Iwaki
Supervisors: Prof. Timmy De Laet, Dr. Martin Nachbar, Annouk Van Moorsel
Extern member: Prof. Alex Arteaga
____________Institutional partners & support
Royal Conservatoire Antwerp, research group CORPoREAL
University of Antwerp, ARIA (Antwerp Research Institute in the Arts)
IDOCDE (international documentation of contemporary dance education)
CODA (Cultures of Dance - Research Network for Dance Studies)
ChampdAction, Antwerp (interdisciplinary development and production platform)
Arts Center BUDA, Kortrijk
R.E.A.Ch. Platform, Brussels (studio for collaborative expanded dance research)